Jacob Markström praised after the super match: “One of the best ever”

Jacob Markström saved the Calgary Flames again.
Jacob Markström saved the Calgary Flames again.

Jacob Markström, 31, has dotted the form.

Last night, the Swede made another brilliant effort in the box for Calgary and kept a clean sheet after stopping a full 45 shots.

– He has saved our buttocks a little too many times now. He is one of the best goalkeepers I have ever played with, praises the team’s star Johnny Gaudreau.

Markström is perhaps Sweden’s hottest goalkeeper in the NHL right now.

When his Flames visited Pittsburgh last night, the 31-year-old kept his second zero in three games – despite a neat bombardment of the penguins.

He also got some help going forward when Gaudreau, in true star style, got up for the ice and flicked in his first goal of the season halfway through the first period.

Stood for monster rescue

Pittsburgh would have plenty of chances to equalize, not least early in the second when Drew O’Connor more or less had an open goal.

But Markström managed to throw himself back and get a first-class save with the club magazine, much to the annoyance of the opponents.

– He was very good tonight. You have to give him cred, he made many good saves. We had several quality chances in the match that we did not get to… When you play against one of the league’s better goalkeepers, you have to make it difficult for them, states Pittsburgh’s coach Mike Sullivan.

In the third, the Flames made sure to improve on the numbers to 4-0 and collect the fifth straight victory after that Oliver Kylington played up to two goals.

Now the team returns home to Calgary again after playing the sensate five away.

– Now a long flight awaits. It always sucks to travel after a loss and to instead end up like this makes this tour something great instead of just good. I think that is really important. This was an important victory and something to build on, says match hero Markström.

Markström was not alone with his performance last night.

Montreal’s Jake Allen also dominated with 45 saves and a zero when the team defeated San Jose 4-0 last night.

Erik Karlsson was noted for six shots in the match, and William Eklund four but none of them managed to outsmart Allen in the box.

And so has St. Louis tasted a loss for the first time this season.

Led by unlikely match hero JT Compher, Colorado made sure to give the Blues the nod.

Compher scored two goals, the latter assisted by André Burakovsky, in the 4-3 victory.

However, the Carolina Hurricanes remain undefeated.

Last night came the sixth straight victory after Fredrik Andersen kept a clean sheet and also assisted on one of the goals in the 3-0 win.

Thus, now only Carolina and Florida are so far without a loss this year.

On the other side of the table we have Arizona who lost again, for the seventh game in a row, and have not yet won this season.

Tampa made the process short with the Coyotes and took home the match 5-1 after a strong first period.

Victor Hedman was noted for an assist.


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Jacob Markström praised after the super match: “One of the best ever”